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Last Minute Holiday Trip?

Challenger 300
Photo courtesy of Bombardier

Last minute trip for the holidays? Let FlyPrivate help you get to and from your destination with ease.

Traveling during the busiest months of the year can be a bit stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! We are here to make sure your trip is
hassle-free so you can enjoy more time with your family and friends and less time worrying about the details.

When booking your next trip, here are a few reminders:

  1. The most popular holiday travel dates are expected to be:

December 16th, 17th, 18th, 26th, 27th and 28th

January 1st and 2nd

  1. The number of private aircraft available to accommodate these trips is limited and once the aircraft is booked, the options for trips also becomes limited and the prices jump as a reflection of the increased demand and limited supply.
  2. Due to the increased demand for private flights, aircraft, FBOs, pilots, flight crews, caterers, and ground transportation are all
    affected and planning ahead becomes critical.
  3. The majority of people chartering private jets are flying in the same direction during the holiday season. Generally, we see an
    increase in traffic heading north to south, but some of the most
    popular destinations are Florida, Colorado, the Caribbean and New York.
  4. Weather can also play a major role in how many flights are
    available during this time of year.

What does this mean for you? If you need to book your
holiday travel for you and your family, we highly recommend that you book your flights now to ensure the best options, pricing and jets are still available for your trip.

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Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

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Extend Your Holiday Vacation 2 Days!

 

Image courtesy of Caviar & Cashmere.

Congratulations! You have worked hard this year and your plans have become a successful reality. Take back some time for you and your family to relax and get rejuvenated.

We can help you add as much as two extra days to your holiday
vacation by flying privately.

Do you want an extra two days of vacation? If that sounds great to you, let us explain how. 

Season Greetings

Most vacation destinations will require a full day of travel to arrive and depart from your home. By traveling privately you will be able to travel directly from your home to your destination, allowing you to reduce costly travel time, begin your well earned vacation sooner, and stay longer. You’ve earned it!

Learn more about your available aircraft options and check out our blog for more helpful resources on private aviation.

Contact us today at 1-800-641-JETS (5387) or by email at
fly@flyprivate.com. We will be happy to provide you with details on how you can get the most out of your vacation travel, and provide you with a free flight quote.

We look forward to helping you plan your winter getaway!

Don’t forget to download the NEW FlyPrivate app for a quick flight quote!

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Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

 

Business Jet Setting: 10 Tips for Success

 

1. Arrive early. With no security lines and no crowds, there is no
excuse for being late and causing others delays. Time is money.

2. Have your ID ready. Be sure to bring the proper ID and travel
documents with you and have them readily accessible.

3. Dress for success. Remember that you represent your business and your boss, so plan to wear something comfortable yet
appropriate for the occasion and avoid strong fragrances that could be irritating to others on board.

4. Pack light. Do not bring more baggage than allowed and if you don’t know what’s appropriate, ASK!

5. Do your homework. The private terminal is called an FBO, “fixed base operation.” There is a pilot and co-pilot who fly in the flight deck, while the passengers fly in the cabin. As on a boat, the lavatory is the bathroom and galley is the kitchen. Some flights will have
additional crew including flight attendants.

6. Where do I sit? Don’t board or sit until senior executives choose their seats. It is not impolite to ask your boss where they would like you to sit, but if you must choose your seat yourself, be mindful of privacy and who will likely be conversing during the flight.

7. Talk the talk. Keep business conversations relevant or let the boss initiate the topic. Treat this time as an extension of your workday. If the opportunity for non-business conversation arises, keep it light and steer clear of any controversial topics.

8. Can I have another? Keep your alcohol intake to a minimum. It is usually pretty safe to follow your boss’s lead, but be smart.
Contribute to the conversation to show you’re a valuable asset to your team.

9. Respect the amenities. This should go without saying, but keep plane lavatories clean and realize that you will have to sacrifice some privacy because of tight accommodations. After a long flight, allow everyone to freshen up before deplaning, especially if headed right into a board meeting.

10. Lights out. If the lights are out and the shades are drawn, it is designated sleeping time in the cabin. If you’re not planning to sleep, be respectful of other passengers trying to rest and keep the noise and lights to a minimum.

Be sure to contact us for your next trip, we’re always happy to help!

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram for the latest news and updates from FlyPrivate.

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

 

Jet Setting: 10 Tips for Success

1. Arrive early. With no security lines and no crowds, there is no
excuse for being late. Time is money and the host can incur
additional costs for delays.

2. Have your ID ready. Be sure to bring the proper ID and travel
documents with you and have them readily accessible.

3. Pack light. With weight restrictions on private planes, less
baggage is ideal. If you don’t know what’s appropriate in terms of how many bags you may bring, ASK! Don’t ever assume you can bring your pet unless you have permission from the host in advance.

4. Do your homework. The private terminal is called an FBO, “fixed base operation.” There is a pilot and co-pilot who fly in the flight deck, while the passengers fly in the cabin. As on a boat, the lavatory is the bathroom and galley is the kitchen. Some flights will have
additional crew including flight attendants.

5. Where do I sit? It is customary to let the host choose their seat first and assign the remaining seats. If you’re not sure where the host wants you to sit, politely ask “Where would you like me to sit?”

6. Eating etiquette: Don’t bring your own meal, but you could offer to pay for catering for everyone as a nice gesture.

7. In flight entertainment. When there is a lull in the conversation, make sure you have something to keep yourself occupied like a book or a tablet. If you’re traveling with children, make sure to bring quiet toys to keep them busy during your trip.

8. A tip on tipping…Don’t. This is not your responsibility and would be left to the host or person in charge of booking the trip.

9. Respect the amenities. This should go without saying, but keep plane lavatories clean and realize that you will have to sacrifice some privacy because of tight accommodations.

10. Sharing is caring. Make sure to bring a personal gift for the host, something that shows that you put thought and planning into it. If traveling with other guests, it is polite to bring something for
everyone to enjoy. A box of chocolates, fruit basket or cheese plate are just a few examples.

Be sure to contact us for your next trip, we’re always happy to help!

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram for the latest news and updates from FlyPrivate.

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Holiday Travel Tips – Busiest Days to Fly

Holiday Travel Tips
Photo Credits: Cessna – Citation V

 

When planning your holiday travel for the months of November,
December and January, there are a few crucial dates to keep in mind.

The most popular holiday travel dates (indicated on the calendar above) are expected to be:

-November 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th and 27th
-December 16th, 17th, 18th, 26th, 27th and 28th
-January 1st and 2nd

  • Due to the increased demand for private flights, the system can be strained. Aircraft, FBOs, pilots, flight crews, caterers, and ground transportation all are affected and planning ahead
    becomes essential. Because of the increased demand for private jets around the holidays, prices can jump. Booking earlier ensures you get the jet you want at the best price.
  • Weather can also play a critical role in how many flights are
    available during this time of year.
  • The majority of people chartering private jets are flying in the same direction during the holiday season. Generally, we see an
    increase in traffic heading north to south, but some the most
    popular destinations are Florida, Colorado, the Caribbean and New York.

So what does this mean for you? If you are planning to travel in the next few months, we highly recommend that you book your flights promptly to ensure the best options, pricing and aircraft are
available for your trip.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram for the latest FlyPrivate news and information.

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Planning Caribbean Travel? You Still Have Options.

Two devastating hurricanes ripped through the Caribbean in
September. Sadly, many of our favorite tourism-reliant islands have been demolished.

As we all deal with the damage and aftermath of the recent
Hurricanes in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, we are all trying to assist in the recovery efforts in our own ways. At the same time, we have been asked by clients to look into areas that were not seriously affected by the storms, in order to relocate business meetings and winter travel.

Many of the most popular islands will not be available this season. To help compile the best research on villa, resort and hotel
accommodations, we have brought in Paula Killion from The Travel Center. Paula has helped arrange outstanding options for some of our customers, and can offer helpful insight into each area. We
recommend contacting Paula at paula@tvlctr.com for help arranging your accommodations.

The following locations were essentially spared the wrath of
Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria and would be great travel options.

  • Cayman Islands
  • St. Kitts
  • Nevis
  • Curacao
  • Jamaica
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • St. Lucia
  • Martinique
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas
  • The Bahamas

if you were planning to travel to the Caribbean this fall or winter, please consider the locations above and contact us for the best jet options to fit your trip.

Lost: Round Trip Pricing. Found: Round Trip Pricing and a Lot of Cash!

Are you new to private aviation? Have you ever heard of round trip pricing? Probably not. Over the past few years all the major
membership companies have phased it out.

Who wins? Jet Card/Jet Membership Company

Who loses? You

Let’s look at the example of a same-day trip from New York (TEB) to Indianapolis (IND). You depart at 9:00 AM and you return at 4:00 PM. The trip is just about 2 hours in each direction so it serves as a great example for other same-day destinations. You have 4
passengers and you prefer to fly in a midsize aircraft.

Jet Card/Jet Membership Cost:

It doesn’t matter which program you are in: Delta, Sentient Jet, Net Jets, Wheels Up, etc. Your hourly cost for a midsize jet is $7,000 per hour all in, billed at actual flight time plus taxi-time. In fact, it’s
actually a few hundred dollars more per hour, but the cost
difference is so extreme we actually rounded down!

Jet Card (Hawker 800XP, Citation XL)

Depart: 9:00 AM Arrive: 11:00 AM

Depart: 4:00 PM Arrive: 6:00 PM

Price:

TEB-IND
(2 hours flight time)

IND-TEB
(2 hours flight time)

4 Hours Total Flight Time x $7,000 per hour = $28,000

FlyPrivate (Hawker 800XP, Citation XL, Hawker 1000, Citation Sovereign)

Depart: 9:00 AM Arrive: 11:00 AM

Depart: 4:00 PM Arrive: 6:00 PM

TEB-IND
(2 hours flight time)

IND-TEB
(2 hours flight time)

At FlyPrivate, we will provide you with several midsize options (in this example trip, we also had super midsize jet availability for the same price).

You will know your full cost before you fly. We price by the trip, not by the hour, upfront and fixed. This method allows us to leverage the marketplace to get you the best pricing for the same aircraft the membership companies use.

Price:

4 Hours Total Flight Time x $4,842 per hour = $19,368 *all in

Citation XL: $19,368
Hawker 800XP: $19,368
Hawker 1000: $19,368
Citation Sovereign: $19,368 (super midsize jet)

Analysis:

Same-Day Trip

Jet Card: TEB-IND-TEB Midsize Jet = $28,000

FlyPrivate: TEB-IND-TEB Midsize Jet = $19,368

Savings with FlyPrivate: $8,632 (30.8%)

Conclusion:

As previously stated, the major membership companies have phased out round trip pricing, to benefit themselves, not their clients like you. A couple

of these jet card/membership companies offer you a 10-15%
discount on some trips, but they are still gouging you by 30%, so a 12% give back now and then, makes everyone feel good.

Let us state this VERY clearly: You are overpaying by 30% for the SAME TRIP ON THE SAME AIRCRAFT.

Here is another secret, all the Part 135 Charter Brokerage
Operations, including FlyPrivate and the jet card companies, select aircraft from the same supply.

In case it didn’t sink in the first time – YOU ARE OVERPAYING BY 30% FOR THE SAME AIRCRAFT!

Don’t continue down this path, now that you have been educated on this topic, please contact us for your next “round trip” itinerary and we will provide you with the options.

With our service, you only “Pay as You Fly”.

Join other experienced private fliers who have shed their
membership and regained their capital. Over the past 15 years we have saved our clients millions of dollars and allowed them to fly hundreds more trips with the savings.

Welcome,

Don Smith
Chief Operating Officer FlyPrivate

P.S. Your “one-way” itineraries will also cost you less for the SAME AIRCRAFT.

Q & A with Jan Jones: Part 9 – “Multitasking”

 

Jan Jones is President of Jan Jones Worldwide, a California-based
speakers bureau. Prior to founding her business, Jan was a highly
effective executive assistant to well known businessmen, including the bestselling author and personal development icon, Tony Robbins. In this guest blog series, Jan Jones shares her knowledge and expertise on a
variety of topics pertaining to executives and their assistants.

Want more from Jan Jones? Check out her Q & A Series: Part 1Part 8!

FlyPrivate: We’ve been hearing lately that “multitasking” is a myth and we should stop trying to do too many things at once. But I recall you saying that being good at multitasking was vital to your success as an executive assistant. Can you clarify? 

Jan Jones: Yes, and I fully believe that, but I should clarify and make the distinction about “multitasking” as it pertains to the executive assistant, as opposed to executives and others.

We now have scientific evidence that multitasking is impossible for our brains and that, in fact, when we think we are multitasking what’s happening is that our brains are almost instantaneously switching back and forth from one task to another. It happens so fast that we are mistaken into thinking we are doing more than one thing at a time. And this is easy to prove. Try giving your full attention to reading an important document at the same time you are trying to pay complete attention to a phone call you are having. You will soon become aware that both tasks are suffering and you have to stop one of them.

So when I say that being good at multitasking was vital to my success as an EA, I mean that my ability to switch back and forth between tasks, at a remarkably rapid pace, was crucial to my ability to
succeed in my job and I’m sure that is the case for many EAs. I’ve
observed people trying to “multitask”, and many people are horrible at it. They get confused when trying to do more than one thing at a time. But for me, and outstanding assistants I’ve observed, it’s a piece of cake.

Something else vital for assistants is that there is evidence, as
published in Scientific American in April 2010, that the brain can keep tabs on two tasks at once, even though we can’t actually do two tasks at once. I think this ability to keep tabs on two tasks at once is crucial to EAs being successful in their job. I liken it to sleeping with one eye open. You’ve always got your eye on things. Nothing escapes your attention. When all those balls you are juggling are up in the air, you’ve got your eye on them to make sure nothing gets dropped. This is a remarkable talent and one that I think is highly developed in the best EAs.

The world of the EA is one of constant interruptions, and if you
support more than one executive, that’s even more applicable to you. But that’s the nature of our job. We don’t have the luxury of
taking ourselves off to some quiet corner where we can focus on one thing at a time, as the experts are constantly advising executives to do. We have to operate in the thick of it all day and everyday, so we must get better and better at making our brains rapidly switch back and forth from task to task.

What will increase your effectiveness is your ability to focus. The ability to switch back to the task you were doing originally, and quickly get right back into the thick of it is key. Yes, science has proved you lose time when you multitask because your brain has to switch back into the mode you were in before the interruption. So, learn to make up for those precious lost seconds by recovering quickly and regaining your focus when you have to get back to the task you were working on. Improve your ability to focus quickly. The ability to focus and not give way to needless distractions is a skill
assistants must develop, especially in this day and age where smart phones are purposely designed to distract us by keeping us addicted to checking them constantly.

This is not a joke.  Some brave souls who work in the technology
arena are now speaking up about the way devices are programmed in order to addict us to our devices.  We need to be vigilant about this so our devices don’t rule our lives in a negative way, destroying our ability to focus and putting us into overload. I urge EAs to read the 60 Minutes piece on “Brain Hacking” where former Google product manager, Tristan Harris discusses how Silicon Valley
exploits neuroscience to keep us addicted to technology.  It is a real eye opener.

Multitasking, even as we understand it scientifically today, will
continue to be the lifeblood of exceptional executive assistants so I say to assistants, don’t stop multitasking, get really good at it.
Develop your ability to focus. It is a life-saving skill for assistants. Practice treating the project you need to focus on as an obsession – as if it is something you really want to do to the exclusion of all else. Once you master this skill, you won’t resent interruptions because your exceptional ability to focus will help you to quickly get back on track.

Author: Jan Jones

©Copyright Jan Jones, 2015 “The CEO’s Secret Weapon”

Jan Jones Worldwide

Visit Amazon to purchase Jan Jones’ new book and visit her website: The CEO’s Secret Weapon.

The CEO’s Secret Weapon: How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness

Jan Jones

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Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Book Your End-of-Summer & Fall Flights Today!

Autumn Mountain Jet

We hope you are enjoying your summer and wanted to take a minute to thank all of our customers who have already booked
summer and fall trips with us!

We are happy to see that many of our corporate fliers, as well as our family travelers, are filling the private skies. If your company has any 4th quarter travel on the calendar, please do not hesitate to call or email our Client Services team for a flight quote.

It is also not too early to take advantage of availability and options for fall travel and events. As the weather gets colder heading into fall, the demand for jet charter will increase.

When the inclement weather in the Northeast, Midwest and Pacific Northwest leads to unpredictable commercial flight delays and
cancellations, you have a better option. Conditions such as heavy fog, snow, sleet and ice can delay both commercial and private flights, but by choosing to charter a private aircraft, you may be able to avoid some of the inclement weather problems by flying into  smaller, alternate airports. In the event of a delay, choosing private jet charter also offers you flexibility, security and personalized
service to get you to your destination on time. Make sure your flights are booked in advance and leave all of the logistics to us!

Fall Travel Reminders

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While advanced booking is important heading into fall and winter, there is still plenty of summer left. If you haven’t booked, please let us know! It is the perfect time to start thinking about booking your commuter trips to your second homes and holiday travel, to get the best rates and flight options.

We appreciate your continued support of FlyPrivate and look
forward to your next trip! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook,
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LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest FlyPrivate news and information.

Flight Request

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Secrets to Stretching Your Private Aviation Budgets

Whether you are new to private aviation or a seasoned veteran, there are some little known industry secrets that we’d like to share with you. Let’s have a conversation about helping you stretch your aviation budget, allowing your money to go a little bit further, so you can fly more often.

To schedule a quick (5 minute) conversation with our COO, Don Smith, please click the link and use one of the subject lines below, that best describes your experience with private aviation. From there, we can start the conversation that is most appropriate for your needs, at your convenience.

For the Private Aviation Novice

For the Private Aviation Veteran